To identify and provide related multiplication and division facts
Give students two factors (for example, 3 x 7), ask students to give the product (21) and then ask one student to give a related division fact (for example, 21 ÷ 7 = 3). To keep students attentive, state the factors and have students respond with the product before choosing a student to give the related fact. To keep the pace moving, you can randomly choose students using a deck of name cards.
Part 1 asks students to provide the product of two factors followed by the quotient of its related division fact, using factors less than or equal to 5. Part 2 uses factors up to 10, and the extension offers practice using factors up to 12.
Let’s practice our multiplication facts. I’ll give a set of factors, and together, we’ll say the product. Then, a volunteer will give one related division fact. For example, if I say 2 x 4, the product is 8 and one related division fact is 8 ÷ 4 = 2 (or 8 ÷ 2 = 4). Here we go!
While children are enjoying their building of mastery, feel free to repeat. When children are eager for more, try Part 2.
Let’s keep working on our related multiplication and division facts, but this time we’ll go even faster. (At some point, you might let the students lead this activity.)
As always, when children seem excited for a new challenge, move on.
Now let’s find some more products and their related division facts.